Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Lovely. Here we go again.

Nine killed in shooting at Omaha mall, including gunman

Ok. I can already tell you the rest of the story. Troubled individual. Semi-auto rifle that everyone will call an AK-47 and/or "assault rifle", mall rule against having weapons.

Then, calls for more civilian disarmament. Using the dead for political gain. Calls for more money.

PGP has more.

I called the first one:

The alleged shooter, a 19-year-old man, left a suicide note stating, "I'm going out in style," a local news station reported.

Had history of issues and a record.

An interesting little piece of editing:

"Wednesday's shooting was the second mass shooting at a mall this year. In February, nine people were shot, five of them fatally, at Trolley Square mall in Salt Lake City. The gunman, 18-year-old Sulejman Talovic, was shot and killed by police."

In reality, it was an off-duty police officer who was carrying against the rules of the mall.

1 comment:

Kurt '45superman' Hofmann said...

Supposedly, the rifle was an SKS.

I haven't decided if that's better (in terms of giving the other side ammo), or worse, than if it had been a semi-auto AK clone.